Ixxat.Vci4.StrongName 4.1.7

dotnet add package Ixxat.Vci4.StrongName --version 4.1.7                
NuGet\Install-Package Ixxat.Vci4.StrongName -Version 4.1.7                
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="Ixxat.Vci4.StrongName" Version="4.1.7" />                
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add Ixxat.Vci4.StrongName --version 4.1.7                
#r "nuget: Ixxat.Vci4.StrongName, 4.1.7"                
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install Ixxat.Vci4.StrongName as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=Ixxat.Vci4.StrongName&version=4.1.7

// Install Ixxat.Vci4.StrongName as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=Ixxat.Vci4.StrongName&version=4.1.7                

VCI4 .NET Wrapper


This project contains the source of the VCI4 .NET Wrapper (VCI4 = Virtual Communication Interface Version 4), a component that provides access to the VCI4 C++-API. VCI4 is a driver/application framework to access HMS CAN or LIN interfaces on the Windows OS, for details see https://www.ixxat.com/technical-support/support/windows-driver-software

This package is released as a binary package via NuGet for application developers, for details see https://www.nuget.org/packages/Ixxat.Vci4 There is also a strong named variant which is available from https://www.nuget.org/packages/Ixxat.Vci4.StrongName

Open source

The main purpose to release this component as open source is to give application developers a better insight into the internal workings of the component. As it is mostly a 1:1 wrapper to the underlying VCI4 C++-API there is little encoded functionality, nethertheless access to the source could help clarify unclear behaviour or help detect bugs.

Developers which need more control could alter the component or use it as a template to implement their own device access component on top of the VCI4 C++-API.

For users

See the user documentation in /doc/README.md

For developers

The component is split into three parts:

  • a contract assembly (interface declaration assembly)
  • a loader
  • a managed C++ implementation

The C++ part is compiled twice to x86 and x64 targets. A .NET application only references the loader and the contract assembly and could therefore be kept target agnostic (AnyCPU). The loader checks the platform and loads the corresponding target specific assembly.

To compile the component start a Powershell console and execute

PS> .\build.ps1 -Version 4.1.0

If you want to create a strong named version add the AssemblyKeyFile parameter

PS> .\build.ps1 -Version 4.1.0 -AssemblyKeyFile mykeyfile.snk

For more information have a look at the build script .\build.ps1


For development
  • VisualStudio 2022
  • nuget.exe client version 6.3.0
  • Sandcastle Help File Builder version 2021.11.7.0
For users

The VCI4 .NET wrapper sits on top of the VCI4 C++ API so you need the VCI4 driver setup installed.

The target dependent mixed assemblies are dynamically linked against the VC runtime. Make sure the appropriate runtime library is installed. For information and downloads see https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/cpp/windows/latest-supported-vc-redist

Source tree overview

\doc           user documentation
\images        package icon
\nuget         files for nuget packaging (manifest files)
\src\contract  Contract assembly
\src\help      Help file builder project
\src\loader    Loader component (API entry point)
\src\impl      Component implementation (mixed assembly source)
\samples       minimal set of samples

Further documentation

See the folder /doc/manual for the user manuals which also gives a system overview.

Installing the VCI4 Setup provides additional manuals for the available VCI4 APIs.

Product Compatible and additional computed target framework versions.
.NET net5.0 was computed.  net5.0-windows was computed.  net5.0-windows10.0 is compatible.  net6.0 was computed.  net6.0-android was computed.  net6.0-ios was computed.  net6.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net6.0-macos was computed.  net6.0-tvos was computed.  net6.0-windows was computed.  net6.0-windows10.0 is compatible.  net7.0 was computed.  net7.0-android was computed.  net7.0-ios was computed.  net7.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net7.0-macos was computed.  net7.0-tvos was computed.  net7.0-windows was computed.  net8.0 was computed.  net8.0-android was computed.  net8.0-browser was computed.  net8.0-ios was computed.  net8.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net8.0-macos was computed.  net8.0-tvos was computed.  net8.0-windows was computed. 
.NET Core netcoreapp3.1 is compatible. 
.NET Framework net40 is compatible.  net403 was computed.  net45 was computed.  net451 was computed.  net452 was computed.  net46 was computed.  net461 was computed.  net462 was computed.  net463 was computed.  net47 was computed.  net471 was computed.  net472 was computed.  net48 was computed.  net481 was computed. 
Compatible target framework(s)
Included target framework(s) (in package)
Learn more about Target Frameworks and .NET Standard.
  • .NETCoreApp 3.1

    • No dependencies.
  • .NETFramework 4.0

    • No dependencies.
  • net5.0-windows10.0

    • No dependencies.
  • net6.0-windows10.0

    • No dependencies.

NuGet packages

This package is not used by any NuGet packages.

GitHub repositories

This package is not used by any popular GitHub repositories.

Version Downloads Last updated
4.1.7 197 5/17/2024
4.1.6 508 2/19/2024
4.1.5 123 2/9/2024
4.1.4 467 10/16/2023
4.1.3 158 10/5/2023
4.1.2 240 7/27/2023
4.1.1 503 1/25/2023
4.1.0 798 11/11/2022
4.0.436 3,415 12/14/2018
4.0.423 766 10/23/2018
4.0.368 2,582 4/6/2017

Resolved issues:
- add support for ARM and ARM64 targets (tested on Raspberry Pi with Windows 11 ARM64)
- switch native component project to .NET SDK 4.8 to fix error MSB3644